A truck driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a mine pit filled with water in the Glencore mine near Ogies, Mpumalanga on Wednesday morning, 12 October. This accident led to the discovery of the bodies of two men. The truck driver was the only individual involved in the crash.
BODIES FOUND FLOATING IN MINE PIT
The truck allegedly plunged into the mine pit and the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other emergency services were called to the scene.
“Whilst police were still busy with the investigation, collecting some clues on the scene, they (police) came across a gruesome discovery of two male bodies floating on the mine pit,” spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli.
The truck driver, who was alone during the accident, was transported to a hospital for medical treatment while the police continued the probe.
The mysterious bodies will be sent for an autopsy to determine their cause of death and their next of kin are currently being traced.
Mpumalanga police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Manamela, said she is confident her investigators will get to the bottom of what happened to the two men.
Members of the public with information about the bodies are encouraged to contact the Crime Stop hotline at 08600-10111.
“All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous,” said Mdhluli.
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